As computer technology progresses, the distinction between routers and switches has grown blurred. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect different networks. A common scenario is connecting a small business Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are instead Layer 2 (L2) devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on computation to forward traffic using complex software, providing versatility at the cost of throughput. Switches, on the other hand, rely on mostly predefined hardware designs to forward traffic at the highest possible rate. The current generation of routers typically come with Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches include some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of 90% of the world's routers, have advanced significantly in function and speed and Cisco offers an extensive portfolio that includes routers built to handle the requirements of users ranging from households to nationwide service providers.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco have the speed and integrated functionality to manage data voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time providing fault tolerance, web-based administration, seamless extensibility, and enhanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers allow your business to establish a firm basis for an information network that can evolve seamlessly as you add new workers, open extra offices, deploy additional services, give access to your network to customers and partners, and support an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers offer fast and affordable remote support to help your company to select, configure, administer, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to support your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Branch Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and branch offices offer low-cost and dependable no-frills alternatives that allow small groups of users to share secure access to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop routers feature at minimum four Ethernet switches with Wi-Fi options plus built-in firewall to provide advanced security. Built for easy installation, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers reduce TCO by cutting acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s online troubleshooting specialists have extensive experience delivering immediate and affordable technical help for small companies to configure and support these devices, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can help your company to understand ways Cisco’s entry-level routers can add to the strategic value of your information system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultingCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN capability that permits remote users to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 VPN tunnels, include 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and allow browser-based configuration for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Both wired and wireless versions are available. These routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Online TroubleshootingThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely handle as many as 50 remote offices or off-site users through IPsec or PPTP tunneling protocol. The RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 model VPN Router has an 8-port 10/100 switch and can support 100 branch offices or online workers with full IPsec VPN. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports 100 remote connections, and lets up to seven ports to be configured for traffic load balancing or for service provider redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet access.

Later models in Cisco's family of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port switch and support for as many as four VLANs, the RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 825 Mbps throughput, the Cisco RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 VPN connections, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. A wealth of devices in Cisco's 800 product line have been released with many options for many years. The 881 line of ISR routers exemplifies the vast array of options available within the Cisco 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can support unified media networks by delivering IP voice and video, wireless and data in a single integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available options for Cisco 881 routers include redundant WAN connections or support for landline high-speed WAN links like DSL plus multiple 3G and 4G wireless connections all built into one desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a broad variety of deployment scenarios

The baseline Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, two-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks can also connect remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of enterprises with enhanced collaboration, virtualization, security, and dependable WAN access. ISR G2 routers introduce a design that protects past investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers future expenses by permitting easy installation of new modules as they are developed. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, far greater expandability, and easier support. All Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers support gigabit switching and include multi-core CPUs and ultra-fast fabric for faster throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for better energy conservation.

A key advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Software Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that your company can quickly license and activate extra services when required without having to acquire and copy a different IOS Software image over to yourCisco router. Progent's team of CCIE network consultants can provide proven skills to help you to plan, implement, and support multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and cut the costs of expansion and maintenance.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Experts1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers offer hardware encryption, optional IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular LAN switchports. The 1941W ISR router provides an WiFi access point that allows wireless access to high throughput data, voice, and video via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g users. Interface options for the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.

In comparison to the previous generation 1841 ISR router which they are designed to replace, the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 of flash storage as standard, and this can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 megabytes compared to 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 GB instead of 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 interface and includes a slot for the recently introduced ISM module to replace the slot for the previous and slower AIM module. Unlike higher end ISR G2 routers, the 1941 Series ISR G2 routers do not support redundant power supplies or add-in slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Support2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers include on-board hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 to 50 modular LAN switchports. The integrated encryption hardware provides IPsec and SSL VPN for safe off-site access and is dramatically higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules available with Cisco 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 ISR G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GbE.

2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance features that match Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the 2921 is offered by default with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 MB. Standard DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes instead of 1 GB.

3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers Online ConsultingCisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s Integrated Services G2 product line and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, accelerated hardware encryption, a wide selection of interface alternatives, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To protect your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers include Cisco’s Services Performance Engine (SPE), a versatile motherboard that can be replaced easily to improve processing power without forcing your business to purchase a new device. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also preserves past investments by being compatible with the majority of the modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For improved fault tolerance, Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer two power supplies.

In comparison to the older 3825 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes compared to only 1.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are modular and scalable platforms intended for organizations with multiple branch offices and remote users who need direct communication with in-house data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and multimedia applications by using WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 product line run Cisco's powerful IOS XE operating system, come in a 1-rack-unit (RU) or 2RU form factor, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can have up to 3 interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for policy-enhanced session border control, telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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The major difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of redundant power supply capability in the 4400 Series, providing a higher level of availability. The 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), delivers up to 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4331 model has a 1 RU package with two NIMs, provides up to 300 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The 4351 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers up to 400 Mbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package with three NIMs, provides up to 1 Gbps performance, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 ISR Router has a 2 RU package with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.

Cisco's 1st Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than 6M devices in operation, are the world's leading solution for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve fast, secure, and reliable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network engineers are proven experts at providing remote consulting, administrative, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family ISR routers. Progent can help you to move up to the latest release of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible service interruption to your network, evaluate the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and help business to migrate economically to the new line of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your company.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers SupportThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers embed data and protection into one robust solution for high-speed, scalable access to vital business programs. The 1800 Series router architecture has been especially engineered to satisfy the needs of small and midsize businesses, branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at wire performance. The integrated systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum versatility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 router provides important advantages in comparison to prior generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x performance improvement and integrated hardware encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. The 1841 router dramatically improves interface card slot performance as well as capacity over the Cisco 1700 Series while still providing support for more than 30 existing Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router offers additional improvement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an available VPN acceleration add-in; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of connectivity requirements, including support for optional switch ports; and enough performance and expansion slot capacity for ongoing network expansion and next-generation applications.

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Router SupportIntended for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of several platforms: the 2801, the 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial additional value compared to prior models of Cisco routers at similar price points by delivering as much as a 5x performance improvement, up to a tenfold improvement in security and voice performance, integrated service features, and radically improved plug-in slot speed and density while maintaining compatibility with most of the almost 100 popular expansion modules in use currently for the 1700 Series, Cisco's 2600 Series, and Cisco's 3700 devices.

Cisco's 2800 Series router provides a range of common security functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, powerful application inspection and control, SSH Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in a single protected solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions within the router, Cisco can provide special intelligent protection functions other security devices can't, such as network admissions control for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; DMVPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN networks.

Companies can use the Cisco 2800 Series to deploy an integrated IP telephony environment for up to 96 IP telephones, and can securely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The 2800 Series router incorporates an integrated access point for wireless network access, Wi-Fi Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for larger sites.

Cisco 3800 Series ISR Routers
3800 Integrated Services Routers Help3800 integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices to offer businesses the highest degree of network versatility, speed, and intelligence. The Cisco 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate the latest technologies, smart services, and secure corporate communications into one robust platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series integrated services routers feature internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and dependability required for building business-critical security, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and Web applications in the most demanding enterprise networks. Built for performance, the 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 Series router is built to integrate protection and voice processing with advanced wired and wireless services for rapid installation of new services, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 Series router meets the throughput demands of multiple 100Mbps ports for every slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) connections, and fully integrated power sourcing to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while still supporting the existing portfolio of interfaces. This enables ongoing return on investment by supporting network scaling or adapting to innovations in technology as the latest applications are added. By integrating the functions of several distinct devices into one small device, the 3800 Series router dramatically lowers the expense and hassle of administering remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN edge and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, secure headends to aggregate branch office and off-site data packets and to provide carriers economical WAN edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national group of Cisco CCIE certified network experts have in-depth backgrounds helping enterprise businesses and service providers to design optimal deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, independent security vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and advanced Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business standards and statutory requirements for IT information security and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe Cisco 7600 Integrated Services router takes advantage of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 compliant box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented through logical and physical redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the 7600 provides a rich array of high-touch network services at optical speed via various Optical Services Modules (OSMs) powered by Cisco proprietary PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 provides the option to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or a 32-Gbps data bus, providing centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second each. If the SFM is deployed, the Cisco 7609 Series can also support distributed switching with rates up to 168 million packets per second by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet card, which is powered by the DFC and the SFM.

The 7603 router offers only the 32-Gbps data bus option and provides 15 million packets per second switching performance. The 7603 Series router does not offer distributed switching capability.

Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers ExpertsCisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that focus on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers provide a small form factor, multi-function answer for large businesses looking for satellite office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers incorporate an innovative architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with software flexibility to deliver a multitude of concurrent services without sacrificing consistent responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers feature Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support up to 160 simultaneous processor threads. This massive parallelism, combined with hardware acceleration for all services, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to expand up to 000 queues, 32K subscribers, 4,000 IP security tunnels at 10K sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing capability allows ASR 1000 Series routers to deliver a broad range of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume without suffering throughput decay that might violate compliance with service level agreements. Examples of these services include IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, NAT, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic management for performing numerous levels of Quality of Service to a packet in a single pass, improving the user experience for resource-intensive multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as WAN-edge routers for service providers who are required to support the highest quality data, voice and video services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by providing zero downtime operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Routers are powered by Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed OS designed for non-stop availability. Performance of Cisco's ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 family of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 GE and feature fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup control planes and switch fabric.

The Cisco ASR 9001 model is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays which can support port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis includes four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 GE connections in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single box. The ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots able to handle 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The ASR 9912 Router includes 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Consulting and Troubleshooting ServicesCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, offers service providers world-class capacity and uptime. The CRS portfolio was first released in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently includes the industry's most popular multishelf core router. To preserve past capital investments in infrastructure, new Carrier Routing System models are backward compatible with earlier products.

Available product lines in the CRS portfolio are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series includes single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multi-shelf versions. The CRS-1 Series is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to sustain an impressive 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis models can scale from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the capability to provide 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules can be used throughout the complete Carrier Routing System product line.

Legacy Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's CCIE support experts are experienced with older routers no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can show you how to maintain these routers and can in addition assist you to plan and implement upgrades to newer versions. Older Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Routers
    The Cisco 520 model router, designed to handle up to 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS image. By offering a simple yet powerful set of Cisco IOS control software features, the Cisco 520 router streamlines configuration, management, and technical support, yet still provides advanced protection and acceleration alternatives to match the particular requirements of your business.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, recommended for up to 10 users or for teleworker environments where secure and economical access is needed. 850 Series routers deliver protected access with firewall and IPsec VPN support, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WiFi option with an antenna, and easy setup and integration and remote management capabilities via Web-enabled tools and IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 users or for teleworker locations where advanced voice/video over IP and reliable access utilizing standby Internet links are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers offer excellent throughput in small workgroups plus enhanced security via features that include Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, 3DES or AES as well as DMVPN and GETVPN, IPS, virus defense using Network Admission Control, and policing of secure access policies.

  • 1700 Series Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series access routers are engineered to provide a cost-effective, integrated e-business platform for small and medium-sized companies. 1700 Series routers offer versatility and manageability to meet demanding e-business needs including data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and advanced protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series is a line of multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of protection capabilities, and a range of high-speed processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • 3700 Series Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access solutions for medium and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 Series provides a robust solution for data, voice and video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series router offers performance, modularity, and scalability in a compact footprint with a wide range of deployment options. With processing speeds as high as two mega-packets / second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides broadband aggregation by supporting up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media support with TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that allows SIP access to an IP PSTN carrier and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and IVR solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of Cisco IOS software that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers and on many products within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, visit SIP Integration Consulting and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco qualified engineers can assist you to design, configure, and maintain an integrated network infrastructure that can streamline operations, lower costs, and speed the path to productivity. By teaming Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly enhance the business value of your information network. Progent can provide onsite and remote help and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and select locations nationally.

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